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Posted 11/15/16
I have a big list of favorites but my top 2 would probably be Clannad Full Voice and Katawa shoujo, they are both easy and fun, Clannad especially was touching and the music tracks were the best I've heard. What about everyone here?
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Posted 11/16/16
I loved the soundtrack for Katawa Shoujo. It was definitely a visual novel.

I have too many favorites... If I had to choose though, I'd say the Souls series and Bloodborne. Neither one holds player hands from start to finish and their soundtracks set the mood up very well for their respective boss battles.
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Posted 11/16/16 , edited 11/16/16
So true, unlike the extremely popular Fate/Stay.. I just can't bring myself to like it.. It's doesn't feel like a visual novel. Have you tried playing Clannad? If you haven't watched the anime then all the better, if you have, then play it, it has much much more details and gets you much more attached to the characters before the horrid tragedies, probably has the best soundtracks of all time. Though I'm warning you.. the game is pretty long, I'd say about 60 hours.. There are so many routes to complete, and you if you complete 7 out of 8 main routes you will unlock the infamous After Story Arc.

I highly recommend this game, I'd like to hear your opinion if you played it, if you didn't then you should give it a try, you can either buy the game on steam for $50 or download it from thepiratebay, the game already has english localized so you dont need to patch it or any other annoying stuff. If you decide to play it hit me up, I'll tell you the basic info on how to finish the game and avoid the bad endings ;o
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Posted 11/17/16
I have heard nothing but good things about both Fate/Stay and Clannad. I just avoid F/S because the game is quite long, possibly longer than Clannad. As for Clannad... While I have never watched the anime or played the game, I know a "little" bit about the story and I must say, I am not sure if I am ready for that feel trip. But I will definitely keep an eye on it if it ever goes on sale on the Steam.

I don't play too many VN's although the closest one as of right now is VA-11 HALL-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action. Before that, I also played a bit of Nekopara. I like VA-11 HALL-A for it's aesthetic. The music is great and at times despite the setting, I find the characters and topics to be pretty relatable. And the reason why I picked up Nekopara was because of the neko mimi modo. (and it was on sale)

Also, no need to explain how to play Clannad, isn't half the fun of playing a VN to immerse yourself into the story and make choices based on your own decisions? But we can definitely talk about bad choices and how they lead us down a road to despair...

Just remembered I also played Dangan Ronpa 2 on the Vita. It was quirky, but still pretty fun.
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Posted 11/18/16
It's as you said.. Fate/Stay is quite long. I tried playing it but never really got into it, the MC is just so stupid and cliched and he says the dumbest things ever, it's even worse than the anime.. "People die when they are killed".

As for me, I have an obsession with those I spent a lot of money on VNs.. In 2 weeks I'm planning to go on a 2 day trip to Japan to get all the manga, blurays and games I need, they are extremely cheap outside of Tokyo and the popular markets, and I'll get to see my uncle there. Also I've never tried VA-11-HALL-A, I'll look it up for now and I'll play it this week for sure, as soon as I finish replaying Oregairu.

And oh as for Clannad I didn't mean help you as in to walk you through it or tell you what choices to make. I was thinking of telling you what paths to start, the game has many many easter eggs, nobody can figure out the game on their own because there's an unusual thing about it, you need to do several steps to unlock the second arc of the game.

Is playing on PSP or Vita actually fun? like.. does it actually deliver the same experience? Because it definitely seems much more comfortable to play on a PSP, but I have a feeling that it would be really low quality. I play old games on my Playstation 2, and all new games on my computer using a Playstation 4 controller. I've been debating whether to get a PSP or not, since it's pretty cheap, I can get a used one for like 10 bucks, and PSP games are extremely cheap. There is also the fact that so many games are only available on PSP, but still.. I have a feeling that it would be really low quality.

What do you think of it? Is it actually worth it?
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Posted 11/18/16
Nice, where in Japan are you going? I actually visited Japan about a year ago with a buddy of mine, and for a day, we went and explored Akihabara among other things. We started out in Sasebo and rode the shinkansen stopping in Osaka and finishing our last few days there in Tokyo. I would love to visit again someday.

While I am aware of the main story for Clannad, I am definitely unaware of these specific steps to get to other branching story paths. I'll be sure to keep that in mind whenever I pick this up.

It's been a while since I have played anything on the PSP, but I have played my Vita quite a bit. I have not seen too many VNs on either handheld, but I know of Danganronpa 1 and 2 are on PSP and Vita along with another VN called Hakuouki. I would definitely recommend having something like a PSP or Vita especially for long trips. I am not really sure of what you mean by quality, games for the PSP are going to be pretty dated and sadly are no longer made. Vita seems to have more JRPGs when I think about it, it too seems to be slowly dying out as well.

I am rather jelly though, PSP's are pretty hard to come by where I am unless I can find a specialty store that sells old games and systems. My best bet is to try online, but my backlog is still ever growing and I think I will try to tackle a bit of it this weekend and next for sure!
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Posted 11/20/16
Its a dream of mine to visit Akihabara one day.. sadly I cannot afford a trip to Tokyo, the only reason I can go to Japan is because my uncle lives in Kyoto so I can stay there, as you probably know, inns and hotels are soo expensive in Tokyo.

Tokyo is quite far from Kyoto so if I plan to go there I'll need to stay the night, so my plan is to spend the first day with my cousin, and the next day we'll take the train to Osaka which is like 30 minutes and I'll buy everything I want there.

I've personally never been to Osaka before, but people tell me that it's not nicer than Kyoto (which has amazing shrines, everything there is jaw-dropping), but Osakan people are extremely friendly and tourists are welcomed warmly there, and there's a huge chance that I'll get many discounts for being a foreigner heh..

And yes the thing about PSPs here is that at one point they were a huge hit in my country and every single person owned one, it was like owning a cell phone, and now that years have passed everyone threw their PSP aside and forgot about it. So if I ask on Facebook if anyone would sell me their PSP they might as well offer to give it to me for free since they have no use for it. So I am pretty sure I can get one really cheap, but the hard part is that people will only sell me the psp without its kit so I'll need to look for a charger and games etc.

Vita is really expensive if I want a good one so I'll stay away hahaha, and by quality I meant the graphics and audio, I'm thinking it might be hard to read the text or the art will be sloppy. Also since I live in the middle east and Anime here is unknown to people, it's absolutely impossible to find any anime related games for PSP, but fortunately I know Japanese (Hiragana, Katakana, and the basic Kanji) so I can play most games without a problem, so I can just download old PSP games from the internet, I'm sure I'll find some good ones.

Also good luck with whatever you gotta do!!
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Yeah, my buddy and I had an awesome time over in Osaka. It definitely felt a lot friendlier while we were there for that one day compared the last few days we spent in Tokyo. The food there was amazing too, we had okinamiyaki and ramen while we were there and they were absolutely delicious! Oh, and we also visited this takoyaki place just as our night was ending. The drinks were great and obviously, the takoyaki was on point and I don't even eat seafood regularly.

I would definitely recommend a PSP then. It's just a matter of finding a charger for it like you said. After that I think you can download an emulator for it, but from what I was reading you'll need to add firmware to it. But whatever the you choose, I wish you the best of luck. And hope you have a fun and safe trip to Japan.

About earlier, I was just talking about my videogame backlog. No new games for me for a while.
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Posted 11/20/16
Here's the takoyaki place I was talking about. The guys running it were great and the menus were also available in English. And a couple more photos I took while I was there.





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Posted 11/22/16
Ohh wow. I cannot handle Asian food AT ALL, I feel like most of it is either undercooked or non-salty, even most of the Sushi and traditional food, I tried octopus innards in a small family diner there and it tasted like rotten chew-y french fries.. the noodles are okay though, all types of ramen are great but the Thai noodles made in Japan are just OH GOD NO.. and rice noodles is bad af too.. I'm gonna stick to the normal food we eat in the middle east xD
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Posted 11/22/16
The Japanese do have some crazy food for sure. When I was working there I was not surprised to see McDonald's everywhere, but I've seen things like KFC and even 7-Elevens there too, they even have their own twist to them. I love there ramen there too, from the instant stuff to the stands and restaurants, I could never have too much ramen while there.

I am open to trying plenty of new things, as long as I think I might like it. I've actually never had Thai food while in Japan, but I am a sucker for spicy stuff.

I've actually had some middle eastern food too. Closest thing I can think of that I normally get is curry and kabobs. Some buddies introduced me to shawarmas though and I instantly fell in love with them! We would actually get a backpack and fill it up with as many as possible to take back with us to the hotel.
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Posted 11/24/16
Little advice from brother to brother: DO NOT TRY THAI FOOD. It's just so different from the food we normally eat that it's actually inedible, you might puke or something.. and yes even here we have those restaurant with a small twist, but I've never heard about 7-Eleven, I'd love to try it one day.

By the way there is this thing that people think that kebab and curry are middle eastern foods, but they're indian foods!! Also, shawerma is pretty popular here, my family actually owns a shawerma restaurant, if you ever decide on a trip to Jordan I'll gladly be your guide!! also, although shawerma is a local food here, it's actually turkish food.

Middle eastern or Arab food is similiar to European food, just that it's more cooked and has different seasonings, we usually use strong seasonings. The food we usually eat is veggies in tomato broth, chicken broth or cooked yogurt (which not many people like), we also have many different types of rice which do not taste weird or specific to a country, so I'm sure that anyone would find the rice made here amazing, like Kabseh or Ouzi. Also it's a fact that white rice is a usual: Almost every single meal includes white rice.

As for traditional food.. like every country, only us can handle it, but we love it. I'd advise most people to stay away, but if you're open minded enough you would love it. I'm not Jordanian and I cannot handle the traditional food here, so what I eat regularly is Steak, white rice, Chinese food and lots of junk food lol
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Posted 11/26/16
Haha, I'll take your word for it! Normally when it comes to Thai food though, I like to stick with the spicy chicken fried rice. There's no way that could be messed up.

As for 7-Eleven, it is just a convenience store that sells all sorts of foods and snacks. They're pretty good too, sometimes.

In my household, we usually eat rice too. With just about anything really. We tend to stick with white rice too, mostly calrose or jasmine. I may or may not have had kabseh or ouzi, I had a sort of long rice while visiting Goa, India.

You say your food has strong seasonings, I think I might have to give it a try when I get the chance.
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Posted 11/27/16
Back on topic though, I just bought Cyberounk Bartender action and Ill start it tomorrow, the game has great reviews but it seems it doesn't have any romance so Im kind of dissapointed :() Ill update this soon!
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Posted 11/29/16
lol, we did stray quite a bit from the topic didn't we?

I didn't know you were the romantic type. I've just been bouncing around games lately, mostly playing Battlefield 1 or Watch Dogs 2 and some Nekopara or VA-11 HALL-A before bed.
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